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Rodney Carrington- Here Comes the Truth Tour

January 30, 2015
Old National Events Plaza
715 Locust St., Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

Comedian and country singer/songwriter Rodney Carrington will be at the Aiken Theatre on Friday, January 30th at 7:00pm.

Romance in the Rainforest: An Orchid Escape Preview

February 6, 2015
AMAZONIA at Mesker Park Zoo
1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN, 47720 Website

Enjoy the beauty of a tropical jungle full of blooming orchids, waterfalls, and exotic animals while enjoying South American fare and cocktails in the Amazonia exhibit at Mesker Park Zoo. The evening also includes live music, art demonstrations and a chocolate dessert bar. Attendees will have the opportunity to support the Zoo by bidding on silent auction items. Call Mesker Park Zoo for more information. 

Evansville Icemen Vs. Indianapolis Fuel

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February 7, 2015
Ford Center
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

It's Heart Night at Evansville IceMen vs.

Gumbo Cook-Off on Franklin

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February 7, 2015
Historic Franklin Street
W Franklin St, Evansville, IN, 47712

IT'S MARDI GRAS ON FRANKLIN!!!!!

Music City Hitmakers

February 7 - 8, 2015
Victory Theatre
600 Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Songwriters behind the hits of Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood and more come to the Evansville to perform hit songs from the tv show Nashville, backed by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchid Escape - Mesker Park Zoo

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February 7, 2015 - March 16, 2015
AMAZONIA at Mesker Park Zoo
1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN, 47720 Website

Enjoy the beauty of a tropical jungle full of blooming orchids, waterfalls and exotic animals in Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden's Amazonia! There will be orchids for sale as well as to enjoy. Exhibit continues through March 16

Mardi Gras Franklin Crawl and Grand Parade

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February 13 - 14, 2015
Historic Franklin Street
W Franklin St, Evansville, IN, 47712

It's a wild weekend of beads, bands, booze and bawdy fun! The Franklin Street Mardi Gras Crawl and Grand Parade brings New Orleans to the Midwest!

Really Big Show: Late Night 2015

February 14, 2015
Old National Events Plaza
715 Locust St., Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

Hosted by 14WFIE Chief Meteorologist Jeff Lyons, this event is a community variety show that brings together some of the Tri-state’s best musicians, dancers, comedians and entertainers. The show starts at 7:00pm with a VIP Curtain Call reception following immediately after. The 2014 Really Big Awards Show raised over $90,000 to help provide services to approximately 750 individuals with disabilities served by The Arc of Evansville.

Disney on Ice: Princess & Heroes

February 19 - 22, 2015
Ford Center
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

Join Ariel and Eric, Aurora and Philip, Jasmine and Aladdin, Elsa, Anna and Olaf, Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Rapunzel and Tiana as they make their dreams come true! High flying jumps, daring acrobats and more! 

Go Red For Women Luncheon 2015

February 20, 2015
Old National Events Plaza
715 Locust Street, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

The Evansville Go Red For Women Luncheon will be held at the Old National Events Plaza on Friday, February 20th. At 11:00am doors will open to the Sponsor Booths and a Pursonalities Auction. The Luncheon starts at 12:00pm including Keynote Speaker JoAnne Owens-Nauslar and Open Your Heart. Tickets/Tables must be purchased in advance at: www.evansvillegored.org. 

Kentucky Reptile Expo

February 21, 2015
Old National Events Plaza
715 Locust St., Evansville, IN, 47713 Website

The Kentucky Reptile Expo features captive bred reptiles and supplies from some of the top breeders in the country. See fascinating reptiles, amphibians, spiders, insects, and more! Talk with the experts to learn about what you need to care for these pets.

Kidabaloo

March 1, 2015
Old National Events Plaza
715 Locust Street, Evansville, IN, 47713 Website
Parents, grandparents and kids alike can get out of the house and into some fun at KIDABALOO! Allow the little ones a chance to engage in multiple fun and educational activities under one roof!

NCAA Elite Eight National Championship

March 25 - 28, 2015
Ford Center
1 SE 7th Street, Evansville , IN, 47708 Website

Elite Eight Division II National Men's Basketball Championship in Evansville! Games begin Wednesday, Mar 25th at 12PM and 2:30PM with Family Fun Night($5 tickets and $1 popcorn!) at 6PM and 8:30PM. Thursday night the Final Four play at 6PM and 8:30PM. The Championship game is Saturday at 2PM televised nationally from the Ford Center. For game times and ticket info, go to website

Listen to Your Mother Show

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May 9, 2015
AIS Diamond Auditorium
2319 Stringtown Rd, Evansville, 47711 812-435-0979 Website

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER features live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day and motherhood. Born of the creative work of mothers who publish on-line, each production is directed, produced, and performed by local communities, for local communities. In 39 cities this year, Evansville is among the newly innagurated! 

Pirates of the Caribbean: Disney Live in Concert

May 16 - 17, 2015
Victory Theatre
600 Main Street, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

Screen of Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl with live accompaniment by the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra! 

Bosse Field 100th Anniversary!

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June 17, 2015
Bosse Field
23 Don Mattingly Way, Evansville, IN, 47711 Website

Evansville's own Bosse Field, third oldest ballpark in the USA, turns 100 years! Featured prominently in the film A League of Their Own, Bosse Field is a jewel in Evansville's crown. Come celebrate this special birthday with a game- Evansville Otters vs Chicago Windy City! More details to come. 

The Blue Angels at Shrinersfest!

June 25 - 28, 2015
Riverfront/Dress Plaza
Downtown Evansville, Evansville, IN, 47708 Website

The Blue Angels flight team will bring their incredibly popular air show back to Shrinersfest in 2015! Stay tuned for more details about this stellar event. 

The Heater

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July 18 - 19, 2015
Evansville Sports Complex
4300 Heckel Rd. , Evansville, IN, 47725 Website

Youth Baseball Tournament 

Bosse Field 100th Anniversary Open House

August 22, 2015
Bosse Field
23 Don Mattingly Way, Evansville, IN, 47711 Website

Open House to commemorate Bosse Field's 100th Anniversary! Details forthcoming. 

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